Derrida: a guide for the perplexed

Julian Wolfreys

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Jacques Derrida is one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. His writings, his lectures and his involvement in a number of political causes have transformed the way in which literature and cultural studies is taught yet his work has often met with incomprehension, hostility and fear. This guide provides students with a clear, unintimidating introduction to Derrida, the key concepts and ideas associated with his work and the major subjects he addresses. Without assuming any prior knowledge of Derrida's work or literary theory more widely, the guide introduces Derrida's ideas, work, reception and his wider philosophical and critical influence. Throughout, Wolfreys refers to literature and film examples, grounding discussion of theoretical concepts in close reading of specific texts.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Company
Number of pages192
ISBN (Print)9780826486011
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameGuides for the perplexed
PublisherBloomsbury Academic


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